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Country: United Arab Emirates

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Husam Hourani

Al Tamimi & Company

Dubai International Financial Centre
6th floor, Building 4 East, Sheikh Zayed Road
PO Box 9275, Dubai

Tel: (971) 4 3641 641
Fax: (971) 4 3641 777

Email: h.hourani@tamimi.com
Website: www.tamimi.com

Areas of law

Banking, Finance and Capital Markets

Admission details / call to Bar

Jordanian Bar 1994

Qualifications / education

Kent University, England, Honours degree in Law, 1992

IISL, Spain, Masters of Law, 1993

Employment history and relevant experience

Hourani heads the firm's banking and finance department and has twelve years experience advising on banking and finance related matters in the UAE.

Accolades – leading banking, finance and capital markets lawyer

  • Legal 500 2006/2007/2008/2009
  • Chambers Global 2006/2007/2008/2009
  • Practical Law Company (PLC) 2006/2008
  • IFLR 2007/2008

Along with Husam Hourani being presented Best Lawyer award from Tamweel in 2005, he is also a member on the DIFX Listing Committee. Legal 500 2008 and 2009 states that Husam Hourani is 'very smart', 'responsive', 'intensely knowledgeable and equally capable in relation to Islamic and conventional banking', and has been described by clients as 'the most knowledgeable banking lawyer in Dubai, insofar as the local market is concerned'. Furthermore, Chambers Global 2009 quotes Husam as 'adds real value' through his 'excellent understanding of the way the UAE works and his pragmatic approach'. His work on conventional finance, Shari'a-compliant products and capital markets wins him many fans. Husam Hourani has been nominated as one of the best practitioners in Who's Who Legal: 2008 – UAE in the categories of Capital Markets and Banking.

Husam Hourani has been voted and recognised by his peers in the industry of banking and finance as one the world's leading Islamic finance lawyers (IFLR 2008). Husam Hourani has been selected by his peers in The Best Lawyers in America (The World's Premier Guide) 2008 list for the United Arab Emirates in the specialties of Capital Markets and Finance.

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